Teenager found hanging in Chelmsford Prison cell dies

A teenager has died in hospital after being found hanging in his cell at an Essex prison.

Tuan Ho, 18, was discovered at Chelmsford prison and young offender institution on 4 July and taken to hospital where he died.

A Prison Service spokesman said staff attempted to resuscitate the 18-year-old, and paramedics attended, but he was pronounced dead in hospital.

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) will conduct an investigation.

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